Wednesday, September 9, 2015

4 books I can't wait to read this fall (plus one I can't wait to read in February).

There are so many good books coming out this fall, and I am impatient to read them all. Here are the five I am most likely to spend money on (shhh don't tell Scott).

(out September 15)

I enjoyed Mindy Kaling's first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (how apt is that title? Who hasn't ever worried about that) so much, and I have a feeling with a new baby I am going to need something funny and also inspiring to get me through those midnight feeding sessions with baby Nolan. 

(out September 22)

I haven't read any of Elizabeth Gilbert's fiction, but I have adored her nonfiction. Lately I have really been wishing to make better use of my creativity, and am looking forward to reading a book on this subject by an author whose voice I love. 

(out October 22)

I have loved everything Rainbow Rowell has written, unequivocally. Her recent book Fangirl was about a girl who wrote fan fiction about the invented character of Simon Snow. Now Rowell has actually written a actual book about this character and I am so excited!

(out October 29)

David Mitchell wrote Cloud Atlas, one of the weirdest and most brilliant books I've read. (I have a particular soft spot for it because I bought it at my favorite bookstore in Paris and read the Belgium sections, coincidentally, while I was in Bruges). This book is about a haunted house and is told through five different inhabitants of the house. Definitely the book I want to read while I hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. 

(out February 23, 2016)


And as a bonus, my most highly anticipated book of the year, The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, will be released on February 23, 2016. Originally it was going to be released on September 29th of this year, and it was part of the reason I wrote this post. When I went to grab the graphic, I saw that it had been postponed. Silent tear. However, still looking forward to this book, and if you are looking for something slightly spooky and completely lovely to read for Halloween this year, pick up the first three books in the series. They are quick reads and are incredible

Any books you are looking forward to reading this fall? 

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